Day Two: Adding Some Colour

30 Days of Get Your Ar On

Day two of 30 Days of Get Your Art On sees me adding some colour to my illustrated journal.

I tackled a couple more EDM Challenges. EDM#218 draw a knife and EDM#201 draw a stapler:

EDM #218 Draw a knife & EDM #201 Draw a stapler

I used Derwent Inktense pencils to colour the stapler, and then painted with water. I like the effect. As you can see, though, drawing a stapler wasn’t easy for me. But I wrote on the first page of my journal that this would be a pencil-free zone, so I am having to learn to embrace mistakes and move on. In my drawing, and in my life too I guess.

Next up, I drew a toy James Bond car, and coloured that with the Inktense pencils:

james  bond car

Yes, it does have wings. Doesn’t your car?

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12 thoughts on “Day Two: Adding Some Colour

  1. Fantastic work Viv.
    I love it!

  2. great! Why pencil free zone? :))

    • vivjm says:

      Pencil free as recommended in The Creative License where Danny says “Keep using your pen. Don’t chicken out on me now and start drawing with a pencil and erasing every second line”. I think it forces me to slow down and concentrate more, and it is also helping me overcome my fear of mistakes I hope!

  3. dawnsrays says:

    I may try to delve into drawing/sketching again one of these days. Right now I am just playing with color.
    I love your car with wings we could all use a little of that sometimes.

    • vivjm says:

      I always thought I couldn’t draw, but was inspired by Danny Gregory’s book “The Creative License” which made me really want to draw . I thoroughly recommend it for giving you the drawing bug!
      I would like a car with wings too 🙂

  4. Rachél says:

    Hey Viv, thanks for connecting with me at Creativity Tribe. LOVE your winged car. My car doesn’t have wings. It looks like a big tennis shoe…..I drive around looking for the match. Who needs just one tennie shoe?! 🙂

  5. Mary Walker says:

    Cute little blue stapler. Ink only can be challenging I’m teaching myself to draw the same way. I’ve broken a pen on a frustarted day but have embraced some mistaken lines as the nature of art.

  6. debra says:

    Nice sketches great knife

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